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Art of Slow Comedy One-Day Workshop

The Art of Slow Comedy is a fresh approach to scenic improvisation, based on the idea before you can be funny you need to be real. In this award-winning workshop, you will be introduced to Jimmy Carrane’s unique method and learn how to connect with your partner so your scene work will be more grounded and real, making improvisation as easy as having a conversation.

You will be amazed how easy and fun it is to work this way, leading you to some of your best improv yet. This workshop is for seasoned improvisers looking for a new approach and actors who are new to improv. In this three-hour workshop we will focus on:

  • Tapping into your vulnerability and being more honest in your improv
  • Playing the reality of the scene and reacting emotionally to heighten the circumstances
  • Instantly connecting with you partner on a unspoken level, giving you a road map to the scene
  • Learning to trust your instincts and access your life experiences

THIS WORKSHOP IS LIMITED TO 14 PEOPLE.

Aug. 22, 2020, 1-4 p.m. at Stage 773 (1225 W. Belmont, Chicago)

Only $89 if you register by Aug. 8! ($109 after)

Once you register there are no refunds or transfers for this workshop.

Register here: hhttps://jimmycarrane.com/product/art-of-slow-comedy-one-day-workshop-aug-22/

Art of Slow Comedy Level 3

The final level of Jimmy Carrane’s Art of Slow Comedy program is divided into two parts. In the first part, you’ll learn practical tools to help you create and sustain entertaining long forms.  You will discover how to use “a suggestion” to inspire your scene work, the importance of varying your energies and different types of scenes throughout a show, as well as how to edit scenes effectively and how to do walk-ons that support the scene.

In the second half of the class, Jimmy will choose a form that plays to the strength of the group and then the ensemble will rehearse to prepare for a final performance in front of friends and family on the last day of class. The final performance typically runs between 30 to 45 minutes.

In this advanced level class you will work on:

  • How to make the suggestion work for your personality
  • Different techniques to add variety easily to any long form
  • Trusting your instincts in editing
  • Doing walk-ons that support vs. highjacking the scene
  • Being part of ensemble to bring out your best

Limited to 12 students.

Wednesdays, 7-9 p.m. from May 27-July 1, 2020 at Green Shirt Studio, 4001 N. Ravenswood, Unit 3B, Chicago. Only $259 if you register by May 13 ($289 after).

Note: There are no refunds or transfers once payment has been received.

Register here: https://jimmycarrane.com/product/art-of-slow-comedy-level-3-may-2020/

Art of Slow Comedy Level 3

The final level of Jimmy Carrane’s Art of Slow Comedy program is divided into two parts. In the first part, you’ll learn practical tools to help you create and sustain entertaining long forms.  You will discover how to use “a suggestion” to inspire your scene work, the importance of varying your energies and different types of scenes throughout a show, as well as how to edit scenes effectively and how to do walk-ons that support the scene.

In the second half of the class, Jimmy will choose a form that plays to the strength of the group and then the ensemble will rehearse to prepare for a final performance in front of friends and family on the last day of class. The final performance typically runs between 30 to 45 minutes.

In this advanced level class you will work on:

  • How to make the suggestion work for your personality
  • Different techniques to add variety easily to any long form
  • Trusting your instincts in editing
  • Doing walk-ons that support vs. highjacking the scene
  • Being part of ensemble to bring out your best

Limited to 12 students.

Wednesdays, 7-9 p.m. from May 27-July 1, 2020 at Green Shirt Studio, 4001 N. Ravenswood, Unit 3B, Chicago. Only $259 if you register by May 13 ($289 after).

Note: There are no refunds or transfers once payment has been received.

Register here: https://jimmycarrane.com/product/art-of-slow-comedy-level-3-may-2020/

Art of Slow Comedy Level 3

The final level of Jimmy Carrane’s Art of Slow Comedy program is divided into two parts. In the first part, you’ll learn practical tools to help you create and sustain entertaining long forms.  You will discover how to use “a suggestion” to inspire your scene work, the importance of varying your energies and different types of scenes throughout a show, as well as how to edit scenes effectively and how to do walk-ons that support the scene.

In the second half of the class, Jimmy will choose a form that plays to the strength of the group and then the ensemble will rehearse to prepare for a final performance in front of friends and family on the last day of class. The final performance typically runs between 30 to 45 minutes.

In this advanced level class you will work on:

  • How to make the suggestion work for your personality
  • Different techniques to add variety easily to any long form
  • Trusting your instincts in editing
  • Doing walk-ons that support vs. highjacking the scene
  • Being part of ensemble to bring out your best

Limited to 12 students.

Wednesdays, 7-9 p.m. from May 27-July 1, 2020 at Green Shirt Studio, 4001 N. Ravenswood, Unit 3B, Chicago. Only $259 if you register by May 13 ($289 after).

Note: There are no refunds or transfers once payment has been received.

Register here: https://jimmycarrane.com/product/art-of-slow-comedy-level-3-may-2020/

Art of Slow Comedy Level 3

The final level of Jimmy Carrane’s Art of Slow Comedy program is divided into two parts. In the first part, you’ll learn practical tools to help you create and sustain entertaining long forms.  You will discover how to use “a suggestion” to inspire your scene work, the importance of varying your energies and different types of scenes throughout a show, as well as how to edit scenes effectively and how to do walk-ons that support the scene.

In the second half of the class, Jimmy will choose a form that plays to the strength of the group and then the ensemble will rehearse to prepare for a final performance in front of friends and family on the last day of class. The final performance typically runs between 30 to 45 minutes.

In this advanced level class you will work on:

  • How to make the suggestion work for your personality
  • Different techniques to add variety easily to any long form
  • Trusting your instincts in editing
  • Doing walk-ons that support vs. highjacking the scene
  • Being part of ensemble to bring out your best

Limited to 12 students.

Wednesdays, 7-9 p.m. from May 27-July 1, 2020 at Green Shirt Studio, 4001 N. Ravenswood, Unit 3B, Chicago. Only $259 if you register by May 13 ($289 after).

Note: There are no refunds or transfers once payment has been received.

Register here: https://jimmycarrane.com/product/art-of-slow-comedy-level-3-may-2020/

Art of Slow Comedy Level 3

The final level of Jimmy Carrane’s Art of Slow Comedy program is divided into two parts. In the first part, you’ll learn practical tools to help you create and sustain entertaining long forms.  You will discover how to use “a suggestion” to inspire your scene work, the importance of varying your energies and different types of scenes throughout a show, as well as how to edit scenes effectively and how to do walk-ons that support the scene.

In the second half of the class, Jimmy will choose a form that plays to the strength of the group and then the ensemble will rehearse to prepare for a final performance in front of friends and family on the last day of class. The final performance typically runs between 30 to 45 minutes.

In this advanced level class you will work on:

  • How to make the suggestion work for your personality
  • Different techniques to add variety easily to any long form
  • Trusting your instincts in editing
  • Doing walk-ons that support vs. highjacking the scene
  • Being part of ensemble to bring out your best

Limited to 12 students.

Wednesdays, 7-9 p.m. from May 27-July 1, 2020 at Green Shirt Studio, 4001 N. Ravenswood, Unit 3B, Chicago. Only $259 if you register by May 13 ($289 after).

Note: There are no refunds or transfers once payment has been received.

Register here: https://jimmycarrane.com/product/art-of-slow-comedy-level-3-may-2020/

Art of Slow Comedy Level 3

The final level of Jimmy Carrane’s Art of Slow Comedy program is divided into two parts. In the first part, you’ll learn practical tools to help you create and sustain entertaining long forms.  You will discover how to use “a suggestion” to inspire your scene work, the importance of varying your energies and different types of scenes throughout a show, as well as how to edit scenes effectively and how to do walk-ons that support the scene.

In the second half of the class, Jimmy will choose a form that plays to the strength of the group and then the ensemble will rehearse to prepare for a final performance in front of friends and family on the last day of class. The final performance typically runs between 30 to 45 minutes.

In this advanced level class you will work on:

  • How to make the suggestion work for your personality
  • Different techniques to add variety easily to any long form
  • Trusting your instincts in editing
  • Doing walk-ons that support vs. highjacking the scene
  • Being part of ensemble to bring out your best

Limited to 12 students.

Wednesdays, 7-9 p.m. from May 27-July 1, 2020 at Green Shirt Studio, 4001 N. Ravenswood, Unit 3B, Chicago. Only $259 if you register by May 13 ($289 after).

Art of Slow Comedy Level 2

In the second level of the Art of Slow Comedy, you’ll discover a new approach to your scene work. Jimmy’s gentle approach helps you strip away the pressure to be funny so your  scenes  can be more honest, authentic and yes, funny. You will develop a strong level of trust with your fellow players and yourself, so you can go further in your scene work than you ever have before. You will come to realize that everything you need to do great scene work is right in front of you.

In this six-week class, you’ll focus on two-person and multiple-person scenes, helping you to develop your improv muscles. Plus, Jimmy will give you the chance to re-do scenes so you can approach them with a different perspective, and he’ll give you side-coaching and direct feedback to help you find your blind spots so you can progress quickly.

This class will focus on:

  • Creating organic scenes by listening and building off the last the words spoken
  • Making the “game in the scene” simple
  • Creating strong, believable characters with comedic points of view
  • Starting your scene in the middle
  • Stopping your characters from being so polite on stage
  • Learning how to heighten the emotion or premise of a scene

This class is appropriate for improvisers who have studied at other institutions, actors who want to be more spontaneous with scripts or auditions, or those who have taken Art of Slow Comedy Level 1. (It is not required to have taken Level 1 to take this class).

Class format:

6 weeks, 12 total hours of play time and instruction

Class size:

Limited to 12 students MAX.

Details:
Wednesdays from 7-9 p.m. from April 15-May 20 at Green Shirt Studio, 4001 N. Ravenswood, #303-B, Chicago. Only $259 if you register by April 1 ($289 after).

NOTE: Once your payment is received, there are no refunds or transfers on this class.

Register here: https://jimmycarrane.com/product/art-of-slow-comedy-level-2-april-2020/

Art of Slow Comedy Level 2

In the second level of the Art of Slow Comedy, you’ll discover a new approach to your scene work. Jimmy’s gentle approach helps you strip away the pressure to be funny so your  scenes  can be more honest, authentic and yes, funny. You will develop a strong level of trust with your fellow players and yourself, so you can go further in your scene work than you ever have before. You will come to realize that everything you need to do great scene work is right in front of you.

In this six-week class, you’ll focus on two-person and multiple-person scenes, helping you to develop your improv muscles. Plus, Jimmy will give you the chance to re-do scenes so you can approach them with a different perspective, and he’ll give you side-coaching and direct feedback to help you find your blind spots so you can progress quickly.

This class will focus on:

  • Creating organic scenes by listening and building off the last the words spoken
  • Making the “game in the scene” simple
  • Creating strong, believable characters with comedic points of view
  • Starting your scene in the middle
  • Stopping your characters from being so polite on stage
  • Learning how to heighten the emotion or premise of a scene

This class is appropriate for improvisers who have studied at other institutions, actors who want to be more spontaneous with scripts or auditions, or those who have taken Art of Slow Comedy Level 1. (It is not required to have taken Level 1 to take this class).

Class format:

6 weeks, 12 total hours of play time and instruction

Class size:

Limited to 12 students MAX.

Details:
Wednesdays from 7-9 p.m. from April 15-May 20 at Green Shirt Studio, 4001 N. Ravenswood, #303-B, Chicago. Only $259 if you register by April 1 ($289 after).

NOTE: Once your payment is received, there are no refunds or transfers on this class.

Register here: https://jimmycarrane.com/product/art-of-slow-comedy-level-2-april-2020/

Art of Slow Comedy Level 2

In the second level of the Art of Slow Comedy, you’ll discover a new approach to your scene work. Jimmy’s gentle approach helps you strip away the pressure to be funny so your  scenes  can be more honest, authentic and yes, funny. You will develop a strong level of trust with your fellow players and yourself, so you can go further in your scene work than you ever have before. You will come to realize that everything you need to do great scene work is right in front of you.

In this six-week class, you’ll focus on two-person and multiple-person scenes, helping you to develop your improv muscles. Plus, Jimmy will give you the chance to re-do scenes so you can approach them with a different perspective, and he’ll give you side-coaching and direct feedback to help you find your blind spots so you can progress quickly.

This class will focus on:

  • Creating organic scenes by listening and building off the last the words spoken
  • Making the “game in the scene” simple
  • Creating strong, believable characters with comedic points of view
  • Starting your scene in the middle
  • Stopping your characters from being so polite on stage
  • Learning how to heighten the emotion or premise of a scene

This class is appropriate for improvisers who have studied at other institutions, actors who want to be more spontaneous with scripts or auditions, or those who have taken Art of Slow Comedy Level 1. (It is not required to have taken Level 1 to take this class).

Class format:

6 weeks, 12 total hours of play time and instruction

Class size:

Limited to 12 students MAX.

Details:
Wednesdays from 7-9 p.m. from April 15-May 20 at Green Shirt Studio, 4001 N. Ravenswood, #303-B, Chicago. Only $259 if you register by April 1 ($289 after).

NOTE: Once your payment is received, there are no refunds or transfers on this class.

Register here: https://jimmycarrane.com/product/art-of-slow-comedy-level-2-april-2020/